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  • Why do so many smart people do dumb things?

    To the Editor: I was born in Council Grove and have lived within 50 miles of Manhattan and its places of higher education for all but three years of my life. I am used to being around smart people. I have .


    Dorma Jean Fulton, 84, of Midland, Texas, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. Jean was born Dec. 18, 1930, in Great Bend, the daughter of Fred W. and Rose Tammen. On April 18, 1951, she married Rex L. Fulton at .


    Marion Lee “Bud” Boudreau, 80, of Manhattan, died Monday, July 27, 2015, at his home in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Marion passed away peacefully. He was preceded in death eight months ago by his wife, Barbara. Marion was .


    Robert Stephen Griffith, 54, of Manhattan, died in Topeka.The date of his death is unknown. The family provided the following information. He was born on April 16, 1961, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Walter G. and Norma Jean (Shearer) .


    Eunice J. Toepffer, 91, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan following a brief illness. She was born Dec. 22, 1923, in Leonardville. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home..


    Ernest Edward Shult, 81, of Manhattan, died Friday, July 24, 2015, at his home, with his wife and his three children at his side. The family provided some of the following information. Ernest was a Distinguished Regents Professor Emeritus in mathematics at Kansas .

  • Arts in the Park, Water Safari, microbrew samples and more

    The 40th anniversary of Arts in the Park is this weekend with live music, micro brews and a little jog through downtown. The celebration starts Friday with the “Best Cajun Band in the World” with BeauSoleil, a Lafayette Louisiana group .

  • KC man on trial in 2013 murder

    The trial of a Kansas City man accused of first-degree murder related to the 2013 death of a Manhattan man began Tuesday in Riley County District Court. Over the course of two trials, prosecutors have maintained that Anthony Nichols shot 68-year-old .

  • KSU professor: Book could offer insight on Dr. Seuss

    One book, two book, another book from Dr. Seuss went on sale Tuesday. The manuscript and illustrations for the book, “What Pet Should I Get?” were found hidden in 2013 in the late Theodor Seuss Geisel’s, “Dr. Seuss”, home in .

  • $40M grant to address Wildcat Creek flooding moves forward

    Even a “perfect storm” can produce a silver lining. Two dramatic acts of nature have pushed the Manhattan region close to reaping a whopping cash benefit that could ease fears of future flooding from Wildcat Creek – not to mention creating .

  • New deputy commanding general coming to Fort Riley

    The 1st Infantry Division will welcome a new deputy commanding general and bid farewell to three others during a ceremony in Fort Riley’s Victory Park Thursday. Brig. Gen. John S. Kolasheski will serve as the division’s new deputy .

  • Police: Up to week needed to ID body

    Topeka police said it will take up to a week to positively identify a body found Monday in a Dillons parking lot in Topeka that family members believe to be Bob Griffith, a missing Manhattan man. Lt. Colleen Stuart, of .


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